A Traditional Christmas – Color Dare 272

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the Traditional Christmas Colors of Red & Green – you can also choose your neutral.

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I grabbed a long retired paper packet that featured a really stunning Christmas bird.  I started by taking a pattern from the Originals Card Confidence Program.  If you don’t have this book it’s on the Going Soon Section of my webpage – you can click the link above and be directed right to the book so you can easily add it to your cart.  It’s the best $15 you’ll spend this Christmas season.  I layered a small strip of New England Ivy cardstock on a sheet music B&T then layered my bird on a piece of Cranberry cardstock.  To glitz things up a bit I used some Red Shimmer Trim and Clear Sparkles.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day) and taking the time to comment on each of our blogs just might add a little love to your stocking!

Thanks for stopping by … I hope you have a magical Christmas!

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A Non-Traditional Christmas – Color Dare #273

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring non-traditional colors of Christmas.

Our challenge this week is to use:

  • Your Choice of 1 (Monochromatic),
  • 2 or 3 Non-Traditional Colors (Excluding Traditional Red & Green), White Daisy and/or your choice of one Neutral
  • Optional Gold and/or Silver

I can’t ever say that I’m a traditionalist with my Christmas cards…last year I had snowmen decked out in Blue & Green.  This year I’ve got an affinity for the Silver & Gold paper packet mixed with the Close to My Heart Color of the Year Bashful.

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This card features a retired stamp set Christmas Village – it’s one I’ve turned to over and over at Christmas as the little buildings remind me of growing up in a small town known for it’s Christmas Lighting festivities every year.  A little Silver Shimmer Trim and some clear sparkles add just a little touch of bling.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day) they might also add a little love to your stocking!

Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you’ll take a minute and leave a comment on whether you are a traditional or non-traditional Christmas card maker!

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Warm Wishes – Color Dare #271

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors of the Beary Christmas Papers.  There are so many to choose from…and you’re in charge.  The challenge this week is to use at least 3 (including neutrals) and as many of 9 of these colors: Fern, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Glacier, Tangerine, White Daisy, Pebble, Pewter and Charcoal.

 

It seems like a little overwhelming when you see a Color Dare with so many colors, but it’s amazing how many colors you can start working in when you grab that paper packet.  To work in some additional colors I reached for the Dot Zip Strip and one of the PML cards from the Beary Christmas paper packet.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

Anything But Basic Christmas – Color Dare #270

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Mink, Heather, Espresso, White Daisy and a Red of your choice along with Optional Gold.

I chose Pomegranate for my red and used B&T from the Basics Fundamentals Pack to give my Mink Base some texture.  I used a wreath, poinsettia, pinecone and snowflake from the Cricut Flower Market cartridge to bring my card some holiday cheer.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

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Rework Wednesday

It looks like winter just might be on the way the wind has been howling all night long and it’s COLD!!!  We also had a little dusting of snow, nothing like my eastern Washington winters, but hey it was SNOW!!!

Today I’m excited to bring you a new series Rework Wednesday!  I receive so many amazing cards from consultants that inspire my creativity, but sometimes I just use them as a jumping off point.  I might like the concept, but just need to make a tweak here and there – use a different paper, change the colors, modify the size, etc.  I thought this would be fun for you to see how some of my cards come to life.

The first card I’m going to feature was made by my downline Stephanie Capelli.  Stephanie is married to my husband’s nephew and creates amazing cards…her style is usually the exact opposite of mine and we both recently participated in the November Stamp of the Month swap.

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This is Stephanie’s card.  The things I love about it are that she used a base of Kraft cardstock, kept the images simple, added just a tiny bit of bling and oh yes, the size – I LOVE tiny cards.

 

 

 

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Here’s mine.  Although I love tiny cards, sometimes I want a larger format so the first thing I did was turn this into a standard 4.25 X 5.5 card  I kept the Kraft base and added a strip of Fundamentals paper and a strip of Gold Glitter paper.  I layered the images on a solid piece of cardstock and popped the entire panel up.  I kept the images the same and even added the same bitty sparkles.

 

I hope you enjoy rework Wednesday…see you soon!

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